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Education briefs: Summit High School theater and biology programs receive golf tournament money

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The winning team of the Golf FORE Education golf tournament benefitting the Education Foundation of the Summit presented theater and biology teachers at Summit High School with a $1,000 check on Monday, Oct.13. From left to right: Doug Laidlaw, Phillip Dolamore, Karen-Jo Dolamore, Bonnie Ward, Scott Porter, Charlie Cuba and Drew Adkins.

The Education Foundation of the Summit's first annual Golf FORE Education Tournament at the Keystone Ranch and Golf Club on Sept. 8 raised more than $5,000.

The members of the winning team — Karen-Jo Dolamore, Phillip Dolamore and Doug Laidlaw — were presented with a $1,000 check from the foundation to donate to the public school of their choice. Because their children enjoyed classes through the Summit High School theater and biology departments, they chose to support those programs.

The nonprofit will use the rest of the money in its mission to support public school students and teachers in the Summit School District.

Kaiser Permanente and First Bank of Silverthorne sponsored the event, and dozens of local businesses and organizations provided team and hole sponsorship.

GIRLS ON THE RUN AWARDED GRANT

Girls on the Run of Western Colorado recently announced that it received a $15,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its successful running and character skill development program.

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The Girls on the Run program is offered at Summit County elementary schools and Summit Middle School and uses an experience-based curriculum that covers topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities.

The curriculum also includes community service projects as well as a non-competitive 5K run open to the community at the end of the 10-week season.

"The grant will enable us to continue to offer accessible character building after-school programming to girls all over western Colorado, maintain one of the lowest GOTR program registration fees in the nation, and provide scholarships for all girls who need one," said Jill Henwood, executive director.

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For more information, visit danielsfund.org. For more information about Girls on the Run of Western Colorado call (970) 257-9267 or visit gotrwesterncolorado.org.

THIS WEEK IN SUMMIT SCHOOLS

Monday, Oct. 20

No School – Fall Break

Summit High School, JV Football vs. Glenwood Springs, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

No School – Fall Break

Summit High School, Volleyball vs Eagle Valley, 4:30/5:30/7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24

Summit High School, Football vs Steamboat Springs, 7 p.m.